4 Star 88x31The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network – SPAWN – protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive in West Marin.  SPAWN was initiated as part of Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1997. We engage hundreds of people each year to see and learn about the majestic endangered salmon, restore watershed habitat, raise native redwood trees, and study salmon health. With the support of thousands of activists, we are also making strides towards fish-friendly development policies to help the salmon survive and thrive.  Join us today! Make a membership donation, take action and learn about volunteer opportunities!


Action & Events

Tell the California Coastal Commission to Save Marin’s Coast!

October 26, 2016

After eight long years, Marin's Local Coastal Program (LCP) process is nearing completion. We need your help to send comments to the Coastal Commission for consideration at the November 2nd hearing. Y...

Help Raise 10,000 Redwoods!

October 3, 2016

SPAWN needs your help to raise thousands of native redwood and other trees through our 10,000 Redwoods Project over the next three years. With your tax-deductible gift of $10 or more, you’ll Raise a...

Join our Coho Photo Campaign

October 2, 2015

Help us tell the Marin County Board of Supervisors to make salmon a priority and to take action before it is too late!


Otters Follow Salmon Upstream

November 28, 2016

See incredible photos of otters following the salmon migration upstream in Marin, Calif.

Turtle Island Restoration Network Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

November 27, 2016

Turtle Island Restoration Network has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities an...

Redwood Creek Walk Tours are Here!

November 27, 2016

Winter creek walks are here! SPAWN-trained naturalists lead creek walks to explore the majesty of the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Tours explore our wat...

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